[Tagging] test track tagging (vs highway=raceway)

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Thu Nov 3 15:15:34 UTC 2016

On 11/2/16 2:34 AM, Tijmen Stam wrote:
> To add in, at <http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/52.4527/5.5219> we
> have a nice collection of circuits, from northeast to southwest:
> * The RDW (state office for road traffic) test track, marked mainly as
> highway=service but some raceway
> * A cart track (marked as raceway) with associated dirt track (not
> marked other than with land use)
> * The ANWB (driver's club, say AAA) driver's training track (not for a
> driver's permit but for anti-slip training etc), most marked as raceway
> * A seemingly commercial (or non-profit) race track, marked on their
> site as "for events, tv-productions and races", all actual track
> marked as raceway, but the small connecting bits as service, with a
> dirt track only marked by landuse
my normal race track tagging rule of thumb is to use highway=raceway for
areas (places where race cars are expected to be at speed), which
includes the
pit lane, and then use highway=service for low speed access roads.

racing karts is real racing, so i use highway=raceway for kart tracks.

and i think that dirt courses that have some sort of permanent status and
are used for competition are deserving of highway=raceway as well.


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